Hello! I'm Susie.

Thanks so much for dropping by! I'm an illustrator, who lives in England, in the Mid-Devon countryside overlooking the Exe Valley with my family and our little cat called Nettle!

I have a particular passion for colour, nature and history.

I have loved creating for as long as I can remember and have wanted to be an artist since I was a child. But before I actually pursued a career in art, I worked for several years as a massage and aromatherapist at The Sanctuary in Covent Garden. I graduated from Plymouth University with an FdA in Illustration in 2014 and in my spare time, I am currently working towards a BA in Textiles & Surface Pattern Design.

Susie Batsford Illustrator Inspiration
Susie Batsford Illustrator Inspiration
Susie Batsford Illustration Watercolour Flowers
Unicorn Drawing by Susie Batsford

My illustrations use Rich Muted Colours infused with natural elements.

Inspiration finds me from almost anywhere but I have a particular passion for colour, nature, history and literature. I enjoy wandering through the woods or by the sea, gathering found treasures from wild places. 

My illustrations have a tendency to be in rich muted colours often infused with elements from nature. Painting is how I express the beauty that I see in our wonderful and diverse world and I love to share that with others. My hope is that my art will brighten someones day!

Three of my greatest influences are Paul Klee, Kandinsky and Botticelli.  

Susie Batsford Illustration Sketch
Susie Batsford Illustrator Inspiration
Susie Batsford Illustration Watercolour Flowers
A Few of My Favourite Things by Susie Batsford

my work is hand rendered in pencil, watercolour & gouache.

My creativity takes shape using mixed media; pencil, watercolour, inks, and gouache to produce hand rendered imagery, which I often then bring together digitally using Adobe Photoshop.  I love learning and regularly participate in classes to develop my skills further. I often post about the classes I’m taking on my blog if you’re interested in finding out more then please feel free to take a look.

Thanks so much for visiting; my work is available to license and I'm always interested in new clients to collaborate with, please do get in touch here I'd love to hear from you!

Susie Batsford Illustrator Watercolour Flowers
Susie Batsford Illustration Pattern
Susie Batsford Illustration Sketchbook